Dimalanta, Monalisa

Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC)

Atty. Monalisa Dimalanta has been a recognized energy practitioner in the Philippines and Southeast Asia, a leader in the power sector and other various areas. On 8 August 2022, she assumed her current post as the Chairperson of the Philippines’ Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) after more than 20 years as a practicing lawyer. For two years (March 2019 to March 2021), she was the Chairperson of the National Renewable Energy Board (NREB) and laid the groundwork for the country’s Green Energy Auction Program and updating the 20-year National Renewable Energy Plan, among others.

Mona is an ardent teacher and life-long learner. Until she assumed her current post as Chair & CEO of ERC, Chair Mona was a professor of law at the Ateneo de Manila Law School and a member of the faculty of the Ateneo School of Government.

Most recently (October 2023), she completed an executive course online with the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) on Regulation Strategy. In April 2021, she completed the Senior Fellowship Programme at the National University of Singapore (NUS) Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy. Mona also holds a Master of Laws degree from the University of Michigan, and a Bachelor of Laws degree as well as a Bachelor of Arts (major in Journalism) degree from the University of the Philippines.